Whiskey and Wine – Liquor bottle photograph on Whiskey barrel – Beverage Photography

18 10 2015
Whiskey and Wine bottles

Whiskey bottle on whiskey barrel with wine bottles in the background 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A quick shot of a bottle of Whiskey from a local small distiller in Westfield New York. A whiskey barrel planter turned upside down  was used as the table. The background is made up of wine bottles also sitting on the whiskey barrel. Depth of field was very shallow at f2.8 just to make sure the label was sharp and the focus started falling off right away. Lighting was provided by a single Paul C. Buff Einstein in a PCB strip light that was moved around the set and multiple exposures where taken to later be combined in Photoshop. I took 5 of the exposures into Photoshop and did some layer masking to select the area of the each exposure that I wanted to use in the final image. A little light flare was adding into the left side of the image and finished off with some unsharp mask.

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Product Photography School – Photigy.com Review

25 09 2015

Photigy.com Review, The best place to learn Product Photography

This is part 1 of what looks like a great review about Photigy.com. I have not been able to find a better more complete source of product photography tutorials, resources, and world wide community of product photographers. If you’re interested in product photography and or CGI used in product photography this is the place to be if you want to learn what is needed to be a studio still life and product photographer.

Photigy.com

Photigy.com review





Beer Bottle Photography – Beverage Photography – Product Photography

21 09 2015

Beer Bottle Photography, Beverage Photography

Same bottle as the previous shot of the Stella Artois beer bottle but I was playing with a color burst background which was created in Photoshop using colors pulled from the bottle and a burst was hand drawn on a new layer this layer was taken into the the radial blur filter > blur method was switched to Zoom and the amount was 80. This filter setting was added multiple times to get the look I wanted. I didn’t like the first attempt at the background so I just painted some more on the same layer and applied the filter again.

 

Beer bottle photography with burst background

Stella Artois bottle photography with burst background





Beer Photography Tutorial from Photigy.com and Ilya and Maz Plotnikov

21 09 2015

Beer Photogaphy How-to

Beer Photography tutorial

A new tutorial offering from Photigy.com and Ilya and Max Plotnikov of  Doberman Studios.  Two brothers that are producing incredible images in Russia. I think this world wide community of product photography and photographers that Photigy.com brings together is just incredible.

This tutorial on beer bottle photography takes you through selecting the most common focal length lenses for commercial work to lighting all the way through post processing in Photoshop. They walk you through four complete images both in the studio and in photoshop. Each image has different looks which require different techniques. The use minimal equipment in the studio and are masters at the post processing side of the image production workflow. If you have any interest in beverage, bottle or beer photography this is one of the best and most complete workflow tutorials I’ve been able to find to date. While you’re at Photigy.com checking out the beer photography tutorial also check out their Studio Basics course and if your a little more advanced in your product photography shooting check out Proclub.

A couple of my images you have already seen but they are based on some of Ilya Plotnikov techniques.

Black bottle on black

Black bottle on black background

Skyy Vodka on blue

Product shot of a bottle of Skyy Vodka

Photography of a bottle of Stella Artois

Bottle of Stella Artois





Stella Artios – Beer Bottle Photography – Product photography

19 09 2015

Beverage – Beer Bottle Photography

Bottle of Stella Artios photographed with a Canon 5D MarkIII and a Canon 24 – 70mm 2.8L. I also used a single Paul C. Buff Einstein with a small strip box attached. The light was moved around the bottle and shots where taken on both the right and left side as well as directly behind the bottle. These images where taken into Photoshop and combined and cleaned up to produce the image you see here.

Photography of a bottle of Stella Artois

Bottle of Stella Artois

 





Beer Bottle Photography – Angry Orchard – Beverage Photography

18 09 2015

Beer Photography

Close up of the neck and cap of a bottle of Angry Orchard cider

This is another Photoshop composite image made up of the front bottle 2 images,  one of the back light, one with the lid and label lit properly. Then this front bottle image was added to the image of the background bottles. The background image was blurred a bit and a warm tone radial gradient was added to give it some ambiance and finally a vignette was added to finish it off.

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Beer Bottle Photography – Beverage Photography – Product Photography

17 09 2015

Beer Bottle on Black

Beverage photography, black bottle on black background.

This image was produced using a single Paul C. Buff Einstein monolight with a large strip light. The light was moved around the bottle and an exposure was taken on the left side to rim light that side and then the same light was moved to the right side to get the same rim light and then a diffusion panel was placed in front of the strip box to produce the diffused hightlight on the left front side of the bottle and then moved to light up the cap area. These 4 exposures where taken into Photoshop and combined into the single image you see here. Some retouching and sharpening was also added in Photoshop.

Black bottle on black

Black bottle on black background

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Beverage Photography – Bottle Photography

14 09 2015

Bottle Photography – Skyy Vodka bottle on Blue

A multiple exposure composite in PS. I used a single light with a large stripe box on it and moved the light around the bottle to give me a quick studio shooting session and options in Photoshop when I brought the images in to composite them into the final image. This way of shooting which wasn’t possible a few years ago gives you a lot of options on how you want the final image to look and is also allows you to make multiple version of the image depending on what exposures you use in Photoshop. It allows the client to say I like this highlight on the left but I want that different highlight on the right etc. etc. This just offer many possibilities.

Skyy Vodka on blue

Product shot of a bottle of Skyy Vodka





Cosmetic / Perfume Photography – Product photographer – Western New York – Chautauqua County New York

12 09 2015

This image is a multiple image composite made up of the bottle, then the chrome lid and finally the background. The background was made by using a “lightsword” attached to a small LED flashlight with a blue filter to add the color. The individual components where taken into Photoshop and composited and retouch to clean up any blemishes.

Bottle of Beyonce Pulse perfume

Product image of a bottle of Beyonce Pulse





Wild Turkey -Beverage studio product photography, Western New York, Chautauqua County

7 08 2015

This is a Studio Product shot of a bottle of Wild Turkey American Honey Bourbon Liqueur on a barrel. The background is of a fall color leaf scene that was blurred to make it look like a shallow depth of field was used.

 

Studio Product Beverage Image

Bottle of Wild Turkey and glass photographed in the studio

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Best place to learn Product Photography

4 08 2015

Product Photography How-To

If your interested in learning studio based product photography, the best place to learn that I’m aware of is Photigy. Photigy and it’s Co-Founder Alex Koloskov along with a very talented list of instructors provide you with 3 ways to learn studio product photography. The first being their Studio Basics Program a subscription based service that allows you to start at the beginning with equipment suggestion, Photoshop and Lightroom training, Shooting objects with one or more lights, Picking which lens to use and how to work with subjects with different surfaces. It also offers photo challenges to give you an opportunity to use your new skills. Then you have ProClub which as it sounds is geared toward the people that have more experience and probably more equipment. The program is geared towards producing portfolio quality images, with a new sense of creativity, new techniques, and artistic training. The last method that Photigy.com provides for anyone interested in product or splash photography is it’s offering of individual stand alone course that covers everything from splash photography, jewelry, working with 3D programs like 4D cinema and watch photography just to name a few. If you’re interested in learning product photography you should really check out what Photigy.com has to offer you. And without spending a dime you look at and post on the Photigy.com website or do the facebook thing at Photigy’s facebook page. Any of these options are an inexpensive way to start learning product photography on your own schedule with whatever equipment you might have on hand. And don’t forget about the best feature of the Photigy.com community, feedback. When you have a question, produce an image or for any other reason related to product photography you can post it on the Photigy forum or on the Photigy facebook page and get feedback from Instructors and other members of the Photigy.com community and feed back and critiques are priceless when provided by people that care about your advancement in Product Photography.





Saratoga Spring Water – Splash, Liquid Photography – Chautauqua County N.Y.

31 01 2015

Splash – Liquid photography- Moore Images Photographic Services

A composite put together in Photoshop of spring water pouring into a glass on white. High speed flash used to stop the motion of the water and capture it as a split second rather than a soft flowing bit of water. Area left in the scene to drop marketing type.

Saratoga Spring Water

Saratoga Spring Water





Perfume and Smoke – Product Photography – Westfield N.Y.

31 01 2015

Small product photography

Perfume bottle and creative use of smoke

A studio image of a small decorated perfume bottle done as a single exposure and then a seprate exposures of the smoke where taken and added to the perfume bottle. The humming bird was created in Photoshop by taking images of smoke and shaping them into the humming bird shape. Photoshop was also used to retouch the bottle to get rid of imperfections and dust and to create the reflection.

Perfume and Smoke

Perfume bottle with a smoke humming bird





Make up brushes and powder burst – Cosmetic Photography – Moore Images Photographic Services

20 01 2015

A single exposure using action stopping short flash duration to freeze the motion of the make up powder exploding off the lower brush. With the black background you can easily extend it to make room for marketing text and contact information.

Kurt A. Moore

Product Photographer

creativeproductphotos.com

Cosmetic powder burst with two brushes

Two brushes with makeup powder burst





Makeup powder burst 1- Product photographer – Jamestown, Chautauqua County N.Y.

19 01 2015

A composite of 6 images make up the image posted below. I shot each element separate so that I could control every element during the photographic process as well as the Post Processing in Photoshop. Product (studio) photography is all about control and being able to produce the images that the clients bring into the studio. There was also a element of motion stopping using high speed flash.

Make up product photography

Cosmetic brush and powder burst








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